Gavin Higgins signs with Bright Ivy

9 October 2014

Bright Ivy are delighted to announce the signing of composer Gavin Higgins to their roster of artists.

Described as ‘boldly imaginative’ and ‘extraordinary’, Gavin has been consistently praised by critics for his distinct and visceral compositional style. He recently received worldwide praise for his BBC Last Night of the Proms commission Velocity.

2015 will see the premiere of an innovative, ambitious new ballet, which combines Gavins’ brass band heritage with his growing catalogue of music for Dance. Gavin comments:

“Pride is inspired by the miners’ strike of 1984-1985 and will be the first ever ballet accompanied by brass band. This deeply personal composition will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the miners’ struggle whilst celebrating the unique legacy of the British brass band.”

The first performance will be given by Tredegar Town Band, at the Festival of Brass, 31st January 2015 at the Royal Northern College of Music. The ballet will tour to venues across the UK including Sadler’s Wells, during 2015/2016.